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November 15, 2019

posted Nov 18, 2019, 4:57 AM by Christine Roman
Dear Parents and Guardians,

I can’t believe we are already halfway through another month! October seemed to go by rather slowly but November is just flying. We are not going to even mention how cold it has been this week! I saw this on Instagram and thought it would be a good topic for our weekly newsletter.

Elementary age children love to help and learn! We as adults need to provide them the opportunities and have the patience to let them try. It was painful to watch my nephew learn to tie his shoes and cut his food. However, my sister would make Ian try to do those tasks a few times (each time) in order for him to practice and develop those skills. It took a lot of time but not only did he learn to do those things on his own but he also learned perseverance, effort, problem-solving, and fine motor coordination. She had the rule that he had to try tying his shoes twice before she would do it for him. Did she have to get to soccer practice five minutes earlier because of this? YES! But she understood the importance of this concept.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “It’s not the destination, It’s the journey.” The more we can help our children become self-reliant, problem-solvers, risk takers, and confident. The better they will feel about themselves and have the skills to live in our ever-changing world.

Have a great weekend!
-Ann
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